Money and Banking

English Banking Options in Japan

Jan 21, 2022 By Ray Proper

The problem with Japanese banks is that English support in-branch is virtually non-existent. While ATMs may have limited English menus for withdrawing & depositing funds, they often leave out menus...[ Click to read more ]


Going Cashless in Japan

May 26, 2021 By Bert Wishart

For those of us who arrived in Japan in the previous decade or before, the country's fastidious adherence to its reputation for a nation in which cash was king was...[ Click to read more ]

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Get Rid Of Your International Coin Collection Once And For All

Apr 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Like any other expat living here in Japan, I’ve taken to using the proximity to the rest of Asia along with cheap airfare combined to go on some sweet vacations...[ Click to read more ]

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7-Bank Brings Financial Convenience to the Conbini

Jan 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Japan is unquestionably home to an overwhelming number of convenience stores, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to know 99% of them have ATMs inside them. The four largest...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Bitcoin in Japan

Dec 26, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

No doubt you've heard of the digital currency Bitcoin in the past few months thanks in part to its meteoric rise in value over the last part of 2017. While...[ Click to read more ]

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Line Pay Card: A Cure For Your Lack of Debit Card Woes

Nov 23, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_33905" align="alignleft" width="300"] One of the 5 Line Pay Card designs you can choose.(Line Corporation)[/caption] If you're like most people coming from America, you are probably used to pulling...[ Click to read more ]

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Moving Money to Japan from Overseas

Dec 21, 2016 By

Japan is a cash-based economy, so it is a good idea to bring enough cash for initial expenses when you relocate here. The simplest way to cover this need is...[ Click to read more ]

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Exchanging Foreign Currency in Nagoya

Sep 07, 2015 By

Japan is slowly coming to accept credit cards, but it is still largely a cash society, and that cash is yen.  If you need to exchange yen into a foreign...[ Click to read more ]

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